2016 India Independence Day celebrations in Tampa, Bartow/Plant City/Lakeland, Orlando/Casselberry, Fort Myers, Melbourne (Space Coast), Gainesville, Tallahassee

Good morning readers:

 Florida communities celebrating Independence day in 2016 include:


The Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay (FIA of Tampa Bay) will celebrate India Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The day begins at 10 a.m. with exhibits on display; flag hoisting will be at 12:30. Melody Makers musical group will perform from 4:30 p.m. There also will be a cultural program by local talent. For information, call FIA President Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540 or Event Chair Ramnarayan Mani at (201) 238-4263.


Hindu Society of Central Florida and the HSCF New Age Group will celebrate India’s Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the mandir community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. There will be a kids patriotic parade and cultural programs. Indian snacks and hot tea/coffee will be provided. Entry is free with prior RSVP. For information, call Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920, Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or e-mail hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com


The Bhartiya Samj of Central Florida will hold an Independence Day celebration at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow. Cost per person is $25. For more information, call Subhash S. Patel at (863) 648-0294 or visit www.bscfl.com


The Fort Myers India Association will hold Independence Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Lakes Park shelter C-1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive. For information, e-mail ravi@fteinc.net or visit www.iafortmyers.org


The Indian Association of the Space Coast will hold India Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., in Melbourne. Admission is free. For information, call Neha Shah at (321) 223-4411 or visit http://www.iascbrevard.com


India’s Independence Day will be celebrated from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Indian Cultural & Education Center (ICEC), 1115 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville. Admission is free. For details, call Hema Agarwal at (386) 266-7750, email HemaAgarwal@gmail.com or visit www.icec-florida.org


The India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) will hold Utsav/India Day 2016 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Moore Auditorium, 127 Honors Way. The event is to celebrate India’s Independence Day and showcase talents of community members. In addition to songs and music, the event will feature quiz and poster contests. The event is free. For details, e-mail President.iatlh@gmail.com or visit www.iatlh.org







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